New Forest Marathon races

Date of event: 10 September 2023

We are delighted to be the lead charity for the iconic Garmin New Forest Marathon event!

All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground, Brockenhurst and wind through the heart of the New Forest National Park. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of compact gravel, trail sections, and tarmac.

This event has something for everyone, families, friends, corporate teams, and the woodland walk even allows you to bring your dog. There will also be live music.

New Forest - people running in beautiful scenery

We have a choice of distance to suit all runners – sign up today!

  • Junior 200m / Junior 1 mile – Registration fee £4.25*, Minimum sponsorship £50
  • 5k race – Registration fee £18.70*, Minimum sponsorship £100
  • 5k woodland walk (dog friendly) – Registration fee £10.20*, Minimum sponsorship £100
  • 10k race – Registration fee £27.20*, Minimum sponsorship £100
  • Half Marathon – Registration fee £35.70*, Minimum sponsorship £150
  • Marathon – Registration fee £48.45*, Minimum sponsorship £200

Discount code: SHC15

*All registration fees feature our 15% Charity discount. Please enter this code at the bottom of the New Forest Marathon booking page for your selected event.

Discover the 2023 New Forest route

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I park my car when arriving on race day?

New Park Showground has extensive parking on site only a short walk from the Race Village and Start/Finish area so there’s plenty of room for runners and spectators alike. The car park will be £5 for the day and can be purchased when signing up.

Alternatively, a shuttle bus service will operate from Brockenhurst Railway Station to New Park Showground (Race Village/Start and Finish area) on a 20-minute loop from 7.00am – 5.00pm. The cost will be £5 one way, or £7 return.

Do I need to collect my race pack?

All runners will be sent their Race Packs to their registered address on Thursday 24 August 2023 to receive them in good time for the event. Those signing up after this date will need to collect their Race Packs from the Registration Marquee located in the Race Village.

Do all finishers receive a medal and a T-shirt?

Everyone crossing the finish line will receive a New Forest Marathon 2023 Medal for the distance they have completed and a finisher’s T-Shirt. These will be given out in the finish funnel area by one of our amazing community groups.

What time do the Races/Events start? 

The New Forest Marathon 2023 Race start times will be:

  • 9.30am – Full Marathon*
  • 10.20am – Half Marathon*
  • 10.55am – Woodland Walk*
  • 10.55am – 10k*
  • 11.15am – 5k*

These are subject to change and may differ slightly, final start times are to be confirmed in July 2023*

Further FAQs can be found here.